Report sasy doctors overprescribing meds to kids

November 9, 2011 5:30:47 AM PST
There are new concerns doctors are over-prescribing antibiotics to children.

A study in the journal "Pediatrics" found that doctors prescribed an antibiotic during 20 percent of patient visits.

But nearly a quarter of those probably didn't warrant an antibiotics.

That means more than 10 million unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed to kids each year, which could lead to a dangerous increase in drug resistance.

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